Speaking to international policymakers in Qatar, Suu Kyi bemoans the state of healthcare in Burma, but stresses that human values, spirituality and living in spirituality were still the key ingredients of innovative healthcare.
Thabyaw lake in Mandalay division is being contaminated from pesticides and overuse, causing the villagers to contract diseases such as hepatitis.
Residents in Magwe’s Taungdwingyi stage a protest to demand the removal of a petrol station, which they claim is a safety risk.
Many Burmese migrants work in the dock in Mahachai, Thailand. Many of them are poor and dream of one day returning home. But many of them also enjoy new freedoms that were taboo in their own country, including sexual experimentation and multiple partners.
Decades of armed conflict in Burma make it one of the worst hit countries for landmines. People living close to the border are the most severely affected. But five years ago a prosthetics factory opened in Loikaw, Karenni state. And all of the people working at the factory are landmine victims themselves.
Ninety-three-year-old Thakin Hla Kyaing, who fought for Burma’s independence in the 1930s, has been forced to beg to survive.
Medical officials say supplies of vital tuberculosis medication will run out by October.
The Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot will soon be forced to relocate when its land lease expires.
Due to a chronic shortage of midwives in Burma, expectant mothers are being put at risk from complications during pregnancy and birth.
Due to constant power failures across Burma, medicines that need to be kept at specifically refrigerated temperatures, such as cancer medication and insulin, are becoming damaged and putting patients’ lives at risk.
Nearly 10 percent of all disabled people in Burma are currently attending high school, but their chances of getting jobs when they leave and leading independent lives are slim.
Umpiem official says many of the estimated 3,000 victims of a fire last week ‘lost everything except the clothes they were wearing’
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Vijay Nambiar ends five-day visit to Burma with calls for reforms that benefit citizens, as well as urging greater investment in education